NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: I-16-0026-O Page 1 of 1 Our office received an allegation regarding a violation of peer reviewer confidentiality. Specifically, a Researcher1 posted two confidential proposals2 on his personal university website. He subsequently apologized and removed the proposals from his website, after an NSF Program Director contacted him about the impropriety of them being posted online. We sent the Researcher a questionable research practice letter reminding him of his responsibility to delete confidential NSF proposals from his computer and to never post them publically. Accordingly, this case is closed with no further action taken. 1 2 NSF OIG Form 2 (11/02)
Peer Review violation
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2017-03-22.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)